Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5550 meters/ 18209 feet.
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Best Season March to May & September to December
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$1990
2 - 6 paxUS$1690
7 - 10 paxUS$1590
11 - 15 paxUS$1490
16 - 20 paxUS$1390
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Preserved Tibetan Buddhism, monasteries, and Sherpa hospitalities
  • Everest Base Camp & Khumbu glacier
  • The finest viewpoint Kala Patthar
  • Explore sunrise & sunset along with the top of the world Mt. Everest and many more giant peaks
  • The final glimpse of the scenic towering Mountain View by the Helicopter ride to Lukla

Short Everest Base Camp Overview

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek, located in eastern Nepal, is one of the most spectacular treks to the world's highest mountain, which stands at 8848 meters. Trekkers from all over the world come to see this breathtaking natural wonder. Trekking to Everest Base Camp allows you to experience authentic Tibetan communities, culture, and religious dialects, pristine flora and fauna, abundant waterfalls, and truly memorable landscapes.

The Sagarmatha National Park is a beautiful and memorable place of trees and waterways in the area. The trek usually begins in Lukla for those who fly in, or in Jiri or Salleri if you arrive by road. The region is dominated by Sherpas, who are well-known mountaineers. The majority of the communities are Buddhists who enjoy spiritual peace. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek provides 360-degree views of majestic snow-capped mountains rising more than 6000 meters above sea level. Some of these peaks are well-known for climbing, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West, to name a few. While trekking through these incredible regions, you are deeply impressed by deep Buddhism, its communities, monasteries, and, of course, the people who entice you with their kindness and warmth of hospitality.

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have limited holidays, are still desperate, and looking for an adventure that includes reaching the top of the world Mt. Everest Base Camp with unforgettable views of the massive Mahalangur Himalayas range. Similarly, the 10-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the best way to avoid the same trail returns and discover the close-up scenic view of the Khumbu Himalaya by helicopter. Contact our local experts at any time for more information.

Accommodation on Short EBC Trek

Tea house hotels are plentiful within the infamous Everest Region of Nepal, with a range of quality available to you depending on your preference and needs. At lower elevations, you can choose more fully equipped tea houses with electricity, wifi, and en suite bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. There are also more rustic, basic tea houses available, especially at higher elevations, that have simple rooms and basic services. Bathrooms might be shared and have a squat-style toilet. At these tea houses, you can pay a small fee for services such as wifi and hot showers. We provide you with a clean, -20°C sleeping bag to keep you cozy and warm.

Food on Short EBC Trek

Food in the Everest Region of Nepal is delicious and plentiful. Along the well-loved and well-traveled route to Everest Base Camp, there are many tea houses offering a range of options to suit your preferences.

  • Breakfast: You can enjoy local chapati bread or Tibetan bread with curry or go for more familiar eggs, porridge, muesli, or pancakes. This trek is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but if you have any other dietary restrictions, you can let us know, and your guide will communicate with the kitchen staff.
  • Lunch & Dinner: You can choose from a variety of local dishes, including Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, and lentil soup with unlimited refills!), fried rice or noodles, Mo Mo (local dumplings), Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), spring rolls, or western dishes like burgers, pasta, pizza, and potatoes.

Your package with Nepal Trekking Experts includes dinner in Kathmandu before you leave for your trek and three meals a day (with tea or coffee) every day of the trek, including travel days. If you'd like, you can purchase extra snacks, desserts, or fancy coffees when they're available.

Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Permits

When trekking with Nepal Trekking Experts, the permit fees are included in your package. Your guide will require your passport to obtain the required permits on your behalf.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit: The local government of Khumbu charges NPR 2000 per person, which must be paid in person in Lukla; this permit is not available in Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at the Park Entrance Gate. It costs NPR 3000 per person.


Most tea houses have phone service and mobile reception; however, due to the nature of being in the mountains, it can be unpredictable. If you would like, you can purchase a data SIM card in Kathmandu before you depart. NCELL is a recommended provider that offers 3G internet services in the Everest region.


Many tea houses have wifi to purchase for around 3 dollars a day, which is paid in local Nepali rupees. Please be aware that internet services may not be completely reliable due to weather and other issues.

Battery Charging

Despite trekking deep into the Himalayas, most of the tea houses have either electricity or solar power. Depending on the tea house, you might be able to charge your devices in your rooms. Otherwise, you can pay a few dollars (paid in local rupees) to charge your battery in the main dining hall. Carrying a power bank is recommended during your trek in the Everest region.


Our tailor-made packages do not include a porter, so you can make the decision based on your own needs and preferences. Although not necessary, having a porter can make a massive difference in the enjoyment of your trek. If you are new to trekking at high altitudes, then we would recommend having a porter in the Everest region carry your bag. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20kg) so that you can carry a small daypack. If you are undecided, we would be happy to discuss porters in more detail on arrival as well.

Kathmandu to Lukla flights

Just for your information, normally Lukla’s flight will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) in peak seasons like October/November and March/April. If the airlines are too busy, then they might operate from mid-September in the fall and in May in the spring. It depends on air traffic and the rules of aviation. Ramechhap is located 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, which takes 4-5 hours by car or van. Most people begin to drive at 2:00 am in the morning to get the earliest flight. Our package already includes the road transfer along with the flight.

Useful Information


All transportation fees and arrangements are included in your trekking package when you book with Nepal Trekking Experts. To commence your journey, you will catch a stunningly scenic domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 minutes). This is likely where you will begin and end your Everest journey. If you are interested in shortening your on-foot trekking time or adding on a new experience, we can arrange for a helicopter to pick you up from Gorakshep/Gokyo and take you back either to Lukla for $600 or all the way to Kathmandu for $1200 per person by sharing.

Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips

  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by yaks/donkeys.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport, transfer to the Hotel then set up for the up coming day.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin the trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our day starts by following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing over the Edmund Hillary suspension bridge, then heading towards Sagarmatha National Park and the checkpoint at Monjo. The path ascends markedly until it eventually leads us into Namche Bazaar, the regional capital of the Sherpa district.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m/12697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trail leads away from Namche Bazaar through a series of small villages and a suspension bridge en route to Phunki Tenga and then climbs through a series of switchbacks and dense rhododendron forests to Tengboche. The village is famous for its monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region, and is justly known for its long association with mountaineering expeditions to the area.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14469ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The day begins by descending gradually through more woodland until we cross another suspension bridge and climb steadily towards Pangboche and Sumare, the formidable presence of Ama Dablam keeping us company all the way. Mani walls and a monastery greet our arrival in Dingboche, Lhotse, Island Peak, and other mountains adding their stunning profiles to the view.

  • Max. Altitude:4940m/16207ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

With plenty of rest from the previous day, our bodies are fully prepared for the next stretch towards Thugla, where we pass numerous cairns and monuments dedicated to the many Sherpas and climbers who have perished on Everest's slopes. Further along on the trail through the barren terrain, we come to Khumbu glacier at the foot of the famous mountain and marvel at the terrible beauty and chaos of the inexorable mass of ice. The day finishes with our arrival at the jumble of buildings that make up the remote outpost of Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude:5164m/16942ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our trek reaches its climax today with the much-anticipated arrival at Everest Base Camp, truly one of the most memorable experiences in Nepal. The morning is spent traversing Khumbu Glacier and heading to Gorak Shep, where we typically pause for a well-deserved meal and the extraordinary views before heading out again for the journey's reward, our arrival at the historic base camp, temporary home through the decades to some of the most legendary figures in the annals of mountaineering. After pausing to drink in the astonishing spectacle, and perhaps view the latest expeditions mounting their challenge, we reluctantly turn around and make our way back to Gorak Shep for our night's rest.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Everest may not be within our reach but Kala Patthar is on hand to give added meaning to the visit via unmatched views of the entire Khumbu basin and a sense of accomplishment in scaling the peak. After returning for breakfast and retrieving our trekking gear we fly back to Lukla by chopper. This is the best way of avoiding the same way in and out and soaking. It would be a lifetime experience of a scenic mountain flight to Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to savor the city's treasure's one last time before getting together for a farewell dinner with friends before departure

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    The above itinerary is a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complimentary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • All necessary trekking permits such as Sagarmatha National park, TIMS card, etc.
    • Flights to and from Lukla
    • Gorakshep to Lukla by a shared Helicopter
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee each time with the meal
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complimentary duffel bag/agency T-shirt, Trekking Map, and Sleeping bag if needed
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement if needed
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
    • Tip to staff 
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayJun 15, 2024
    End:MondayJun 24, 2024
    Start:TuesdayJun 25, 2024
    End:ThursdayJul 04, 2024


    Are you satisfied with the group departure dates? Aside from that, we organize private trips or any special dates you prefer. Let's talk to our local specialist.

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    FAQs for Short Everest Base Camp Trek
    • Mt Everest is the highest point in the world.

    • The height of Mt Everest is 8849 meters/ 29032 feet.

    • The height of Kalapatthar is 5550 meters/ 18209 feet above sea level.

    • The altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5364 meters/ 17598 feet.

    • The Short Everest Base Camp Trek costs 1300 - 2000 USD per person. It depends on the number of days, group size, service, etc.

    • The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is considered strenuous trekking in Nepal, due to the height increasing.

    • The Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes 7 - 10 days, 60 Km/37 miles.

    • Lukla is the starting place for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

    • You can expect a maximum of 20°c for the first couple of days and a minimum of -10°c during the night in higher altitudes.

    • The best time for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is September to November and March to May.

    2Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      Unbeatable service with wonderful local team.

      No need to look any further - book your trek this team. Rajesh (who leads the team) first and foremost is just a really nice guy. He was always responsive on communication and very helpful in thinking through different options, itineraries and helping out with gear questions. He'll also go above and beyond to make you feel welcome - e.g. he took me out for dinner on my first night in Kathmandu.

      On the trek, my guide Ganesh was fantastic. He is super friendly, knowledgable and helpful. He is always happy to tweak the itinerary, take photos and just make sure you have the best experience possible. Perhaps no better example of customer experience than him helping me to bed when altitude sickness got the better of me!

      Fantastic team.

      Timothy LDec 29, 2023United States
    • TripAdvisor
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      Brilliant Trekking Agency

      In October 2021, I & my wife did the Short Everest base camp trek with Nepal Trekking Experts. We reached out to the company and from the moment of the first enquiry to leaving the country we were fully satisfied with our experience. All correspondence was completely professional and we always felt like we were in safe hands.

      Our guide was Binod, and he was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to us in all manners, whether encouraging us in difficult parts of the trek or helping to order meals. When we started to suffer from altitude sickness, he did a great job and educated decisions to help combat the effects and make it to the base camp.

      Since we had a short holiday and high preference of exploring Everest Base Camp, short Everest Base camp trek with Nepal trekking Experts was the best fit for us. Likewise, chopper ride from Gorakshep to Lukla was an incredible experience ever.

      Overall, I can't recommend this trekking company enough.

      Alex RussellOct 03, 2021United States
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